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Hello and welcome to Happy Family Art, where you will find fun places to visit around NJ, art lessons, craft tutorials, coloring pages and more! 

happy family artNJ Travels

Here you will find all sorts of fun day trips all over New Jersey and surrounding states. You can read about our family’s experiences there and hopefully get out and have fun! Also, be sure to check out our very popular list of FREE OR INEXPENSIVE PLACES FOR FAMILY FUN IN AND AROUND NJ.

happy family artArt Lessons

Take a look at the many art lessons we have. So far there is acrylic, watercolor, how to draw, amazing coloring pages and more!

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Our Visit To Van Vleck Gardens and Kip's CastleGarden Hopping In Montclair

One bright Saturday morning we went garden hopping: Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, Van Vleck Gardens and Kip’s Castle.

Our Visit To Great Wolf LodgeOur Visit To Great Wolf Lodge

We had the opportunity to stay over night at the GWL. We splashed and swam, and visited some nearby attractions. Here is more about our visit.

Our Visit to Lakota Wolf PreserveOur Visit To Lakota Wolf Preserve

The owners have such a deep understanding of these amazing animals, and we left this place knowing more than we have ever imagined!

Fun Name ArtFun Name Art

Fun Name Art: this was a wonderful art lesson that all the kids loved and had a great time. It is fun name art that makes you stretch your imagination.

Our Visit To Herrontown ArboretumOur Visit To Herrontown Woods Arboretum

Join us on a lovely meditative hike through the Herrontown Woods Arboretum.

Single Point Perspective Drawing of a StreetSingle Point Perspective Drawing of a Street

Learn to draw a street scene using single point perspective. Easy to follow, step by step instructions. It all starts with a dot.

Our Visit To Bonkerz Laser TagOur Visit To Bonkerz Laser Tag

We had the opportunity to visit Bonkerz Laser Tag Arena and Arcade, and we had a great time there.

Our Visit To Sourland Mountain Preserve Hiking in NJSourland Mountain Preserve

I forgot to put this lovely hiking spot up. It is a great place to hike in NJ, and with spring coming soon, I am looking forward to going back there.

Fun Foil ArtFun Foil Art

This is one of my favorite art lessons. It allows you to explore textures, while leaving plenty of room for creative expression. Plus, the clean up is a breeze!

Quick and Easy Way To Draw Glass Quick and Easy Way To Draw Glass

A step by step guide to a quick and easy way to draw glass bottles.

montclairartmuseum1Our Visit To Montclair Art Museum

Montclair Art Museum is a fun little museum located in a wonderful area, with so much to explore with your family.

Beaded Felt Pins Tutorial Pins And Brooches Beaded Felt Pins Tutorial

These beaded felt pins are a small craft project that are fun and really simple to make.

Our Visit To The Thomas Edison National Historical ParkOur Visit To Thomas Edison Historical Park

We visited the Thomas Edison Historical Park in October. It was most definitely an educational experience.

Multi-Strand Leather Necklace and BraceletMulti-Strand Leather Necklace and Bracelet

Easy to make a necklace or a bracelet using leather, silk, beads, and more.

Introduction to felting: how to make a felted dollHow To Make A Felted Doll

I fell in love with felting when I tried it a friend’s house (peer pressure at it’s best). Introduction to felting, and how to make a felted doll tutorial.

Our Visit To Raptor TrustOur Visit To Raptor Trust

This is not the first time that we visit Raptor Trust in Millington. It is always a great and wonderful experience.

How To Sew A Shopping Bag Or A PurseHow To Sew A Shopping Bag Or A Purse

I made these Shakespeare themed bags for a friend. It is an easy beginner sewing project, and I enjoyed the process.

Fun Watercolor Galaxy and Space Paintings Fun Space and Galaxy Watercolor Paintings.

These paintings allowed me to explore watercolor techniques, while having a great time with the process.

Our Visit To Longwood Gardens Pennsylvania Daytrip DestinationsAwesome Photography Tips

I have created this page so that I can share all the photography tips, tricks and techniques that I have learned along the way.